Morality and Health

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Allan M. Brandt, Paul Rozin
Routledge, Apr 15, 2013 - Health & Fitness - 432 pages
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From the castigation and stigmatization of victims of AIDS to our celebration of diet, exercise and fitness, the moral categorization of health and disease reflects contemporary notions that disease results from moral failure and that health is the representation of moral triumph. Ranging across academic disciplines and historical time periods, the essays in Morality and Health offer a compelling assessment of the powerful role of moral systems for judging the complex questions of risk and responsibility for disease, the experience of illness, and social and cultural responses to those who are sick. Contributors include Keith Thomas, Charles Rosenberg, Richard Shweder, Arthur Kleinman, David Mechanic, Nancy Tomes and Linda Gordon.
 

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Contents

Allan M Brandt and Paul Rozin
1
Perspectives on Morality and Health
12
Morality and Culture
99
Morality and Behavior in Historical Context
170
Contemporary Perspectives on Morality and Health
295
Contributors
402
Index
409
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Paul Rozin is Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Allan Brandt is Kass Professor of the History of Medicine at Harvard University Medical School and the author of No Magic Bullet.

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